Wednesday, June 15, 2016


I recently was on my way to get new navy Converse when i decided to try to dye my old ones that were in a nice but not easy teal color.

I’m pretty happy with the result and i found it now really cool and easy to dye any pair of sneakers of the color of your choice. Even better if you find some cheap white trainers and want to dye them yourself.

I dyed them heavenly (although my bucket wasn’t big enough so the heel is not 100% dyed but i kind of like the indigo effect it gives to it).

You can also be imaginative and try more crazy dye effect, half dye, 2 colors etc

Here is below how i have proceeded for mine.

You will need:

-Hand dye (i used DYLON as picture)


-1 cup salt - hot water

Start by putting 6 liters (25 cups) of hot water in your bucket. Add 250ml (1 cup) of salt and stir.

Beside in another bowl, mix 1/2 liter (2 1/4 cups) of hot water with your dye powder or liquid.

Dissolve the dye solution into the salt solution and stir again.

Wet your shoes under water before starting or pre wash them to make sure the dye will stay, and put then in the bucket, make sure they are completely under water.

Let dye for about 45 minutes. Rince under water and wash them in the washing machine with a bit of detergent.

I was scared the plastic parts would also be tinted so i covered them with some plastic tape while in the dye solution. Some people use some wax too that will protect the plastic being tinted. If some plastic part are affected, you can clean them with a mix of hot water, baking soda and white vinegar. Scrub it and rinse with warm water.

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